Category Archives: Tools to Use Now

I Don’t Know… yet

Last week, in Creating the Future’s Facebook group for consultants to community benefit orgs, an article from Forbes titled Are You Dealing With A Real Expert Or A Fake? 7 Ways To Tell led to an interesting discussion. The list included this at #2: Real experts have no trouble saying: “I don’t know.” That led to an interesting…

Your Consulting Frustrations: 3 Steps to Identifying What’s Really Going On

I am very lucky – I get to spend a lot of time with community benefit consultants. As a recovering consultant myself (now an organizational founder), I cherish that I get to spend so much time with people who have chosen their work based on their passion for making the world a better place. After…

One Tip – and Only One – for Fixing Dysfunctional Boards

I confess that sometimes even this Pollyanna gets fed up. I don’t get fed up with the same things as most people in this field, though. I get fed up with blame and intolerance. I get fed up with pointing fingers at symptoms, focusing and refocusing on addressing those symptoms, drilling deeper and deeper, unpacking…